Thread: knife defenses
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Old 02-03-2005, 06:58 AM   #57
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Connecticut
Location: East Haven, CT
Join Date: Jul 2004
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Re: knife defenses

I agree with mostly all of that. I like the blade up too. I like the explaination of the quick 2-stage movement. I normally have to use the other hand to deflect/redirect/clear whatever and then get to that thumb. I suppose it's more the base of the thumb - no so muchthe part that sticks out. I have no problem with getting the wrist first and then moving on to the base of the thumb, But I don't think many people could possibly strip a knife away from me if they are not holding my thumb becuase my grip is fairly strong and my wrist is fairly flexible - unless I'm unconscious - or in shock.

Good response, thanks! - Rob
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